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urr2slo 05-15-2013 01:05 PM

Finally did my ZL1 bumper conversion.
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I've had my ZL1 front bumper for awhile but have not had the time to actually install it. I've help other people do theres but mine kept getting put on the back burner.
I finally pulled the trigger, I took the car back to Fabricante auto body, in Lake Forest. They have built may SEMA cars, do all of Hennessy SoCal's work, and have quickly established themselves as on of the leading Camaro body shops. Christian there painter was one of the original painters on my Monster almost 4 years ago so when it came time to upgrade there was no question in my mind were it was going to get painted. While it was there I had them repair and repaint the right rocker panel and rear bumper cover. After 60k+ road and track miles it was in need of a freshening. Touch-ups were performed as well as the hood grilles being resprayed. The finished product is just absolutely amazing. ABM is not an easy color to match and it is spot on, the black stripes are actually a custom mix metallic black with a hint of blue pearl mixed it, neadless to say they were both 2 colors that were not going to be easy to match. Christian did an awesome job. Robert Dipietrantonio did all the body work and a special thanks goes out to Eric Gates who runs Fabricante A/B for putting up with me and all the assistance he and his family have provided me and my family on all my past projects.
When I picked it up the first place I went was to Chips Away in Orange to have it covered in there new 10 mil thick Clear Bra. Since moving out to AZ last year I noticed the front of the car getting pitted at a much higher rate than when I was living in Cali, I wasn't about to allow the new bumper to get any damage. TJ at Chips away did a great job as he always does and after letting it sit over night I drove it back to AZ. A quick wash and inspection and it just looks amazing.
Thanks again to Fabricante for providing top quality work with some custom touches.

Forcer 05-15-2013 01:12 PM

Looks great painted all one color, i love that, looks great!

el ess A 05-15-2013 01:16 PM

Looks very nice. I like the stripes too.

billd579 05-15-2013 01:20 PM

that looks way good!!

menendez1293 05-15-2013 01:21 PM

Looks awesome. Have you ever thought about getting black wheels?

13FastBlkSS 05-15-2013 01:22 PM

Sweet! :thumbsup:

SgtPickles69 05-15-2013 01:36 PM

Not a big fan of the ZL1 bumper myself, but that color is HOT!!! :wub:

Dznts 05-15-2013 01:43 PM

looks awesome!

urr2slo 05-15-2013 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by menendez1293 (Post 6547315)
Looks awesome. Have you ever thought about getting black wheels?

You mean like these? :smiling1:
These pics were taken as I picked it up from the bodyshop. My wheels are way to expensive to use for paint and body work. I kept my stockers to use as rollers when ever I have to do extensive work on it.

That's a pic with the old look.

Chevyg1rl 05-15-2013 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by SgtPickles69 (Post 6547383)
Not a big fan of the ZL1 bumper myself...

+1 ...but it's still in the top 3 list of my favorite Camaros :wub:

Wraithier 05-15-2013 03:05 PM

Looks amazing!!

urr2slo 05-20-2013 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by Chevyg1rl (Post 6547533)
+1 ...but it's still in the top 3 list of my favorite Camaros :wub:

Thanks Bobbi, it actually looks a lot better in person, that's when you notice the little attention to details stuff. I have a few small additional details to add still. See you at Super Chevy.

01pewterz28 05-20-2013 08:41 PM

Very nice love the update to the car I just love the ZL1 bumper :D

JustRaf 05-20-2013 09:37 PM

Bery bery nice!:headbang:

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